It’s getting real. I just purchased our plane tickets to Ethiopia! We’re starting to check more things off our list. Right now, we’re working on practical items such as:
- Renewing passports
- Purchasing travel health insurance
- Getting immunization shots and antimalarial medication
- Finalizing our lodging / where we’re going
- Organizing our packing list
- We are raising support to buy clothes, food, medicine, supplies, and toys
I’m working on lining up meetings with groups that align with the vision that we want to support. We have two groups that we’ll be connecting with while in Ethiopia. More to come.
I’m excited that we’ll be connecting with Bring Love In while we’re in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. They have a fantastic story. Bring Love In is a community (not just an organization) of people working together to bring love to the orphans and widows of Ethiopia. They connect orphans given to them by local authorities and widows from local Christian church communities to create new forever families here in Ethiopia.
Another group we’re connecting with is Resurrection Orphanage & Center. They provide for orphaned and abandoned children in Nekemte, Ethiopia (about 240 miles away from Addis Ababa) by meeting the basic needs of shelter, food, clothing, primary medical care, and spiritual education and training.
I’ll be writing more about the groups we’re meeting and sharing their stories. Stay tuned.
Overall, we’ve made a lot of progress this week! Please pray for us to have wisdom as we complete our plans.